How to Disable Action Center in Windows 10

Notification Centre aka, Action Center in Windows 10 gives you the ability to expand and interact with the notifications. It just doesn’t show you the notifications but also lets you take some action on them, that’s why the name, Action Center.

It does show you notifications from various apps like Mail, Twitter, Cortana, etc. but for apps like Cortana, Action Note (as you can see in the picture below), and some twitter Clients like Tweetium, Fenice for Twitter (More about these apps here), you can respond to the notifications, right from Action Center.

Disable Action Center in Windows 10

However, if you don’t want to see Notifications, you can disable them anytime. Just go to Settings> System> Notifications and Actions> Show app Notifications> Off. It will not disable Action Center, though.

Turn Off Notifications Windows 10

How to Disable Action Center in Windows 10

If you’re a power user, you must have thought of disabling the whole Action Center. Well, look no further, we have got you the detailed tutorial of disabling the Action Center in Windows 10.

Before jumping off to the tutorial, we would recommend you to have a full back up of your PC or create a system restore point as modifying the Windows Registry can sometimes cause problems to your system.

After you have taken all the precautionary measures to protect your PC, you can look at the tutorial below:

Disabling Action Center using Registry Editor:

  • Go to Start, type regedit, and hit Enter to run it in administrative mode.
Open Registry from Start menu
  • A Registry Editor window will open up. Navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER> SOFTWARE> Policies> Microsoft> Windows> Explorer
  • If you don’t find Explorer under Windows, you need to create it. To create it, right click on Windows> New> Key and name it Explorer.

Disable Action Center in Windows 10


  • After you have created Explorer, click on it, you will see a file named Default and the rest of the window will be blank. Right-click anywhere in the window, Select New, click on DWORD (32-bit) value.
  • Name the key: DisableNotificationCentre
  • Now, you will see DisableNotificationCentre, along with the Default.
  • Double click on DisableNotificationCentre, a dialog box appears named, Edit DWORD (32-bit) value.
  • Don’t do anything with the Value name but change the Value data from 0 to 1.
Disable Action Center in Windows 10
  • Restart your PC, and you should no longer see the Action Center in the system tray.

Note: If you see toast notifications even after disabling Action Center, then go to Settings> System> Notifications & Actions, and turn off notifications. Your Action Center was already disabled using the Registry hack, but now you won’t be getting toasts too.

If you have any questions regarding the tutorial, sound off in the comments below.

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